Category: Weekend Meals

Spaghetti bolognese with chorizo

6 portions. Approximate cost: £13.50 for all ingredients,  Skill level: Easy,  Total cooking time: 1 hour 15 mins, 

(Pitt Cue) Pork ribs

4 portions. Approximate cost: £3.50 to £10.50 (depending on the rub used and where you buy your ribs,  Skill level: Easy / Medium (again dependent on the rub)   Total cooking…

Lamb kofta meatballs

(Hairy Bikers’) Lamb kofta meatballs

4 generous portions. Approximate cost: £16.10 for fresh ingredients (£21.60 if you fancy investing in a tub of ghee)  Skill level: Medium (requires food processor)  Total cooking time:…

(Gordon Ramsey’s) Beef fillet with salsa verde

6 portions. Maximum cost: £60,  Skill level: Medium – requires a pestle and mortar,  Total cooking time: 40 to 45 minutes, 

Hairy Bikers Chilli Con Carne

(Hairy Biker’s) Chilli con carne

4 portions. Maximum cost: £10.20,  Skill level: Medium,  Total cooking time: 1.5 hours (ish), 

Sweet Potato Falafel

(Allegra McEvedy’s) Sweet potato falafel recipe

4 portions. Approximate cost: £4.20,  Skill level: Medium (has a few stages),  Total cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes (minimum), 

Lamb shoulder with anchovy & rosemary rub

(BBC Good Food’s) Lamb shoulder with anchovy & rosemary rub

8 portions. Approximate cost: £32,  Skill level: Easy,   Total cooking time: 4 hours, 

Jamie Oliver vegan pie

(Jamie Oliver’s) Vegan shepherd’s pie

8 portions + Maximum cost: £20 for all ingredients, (includes a £9 bottle of wine) Skill level: Medium (lots of chopping),  Total cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes,

Nigel Slater duck and citrus salad

(Nigel Slater’s) Warm duck and citrus salad

4 portions. Maximum cost: £19.05,  Skill level: Super easy,  Total cooking time: 1 hour 40 mins,

The ultimate lasagne

(Jamie Oliver’s) Beef & butternut squash lasagne

8 Portions. Skill level: Medium,  Total cooking time: 3.5 hours, 

Tom Kerridge Ham & Mushroom Pie

(Tom Kerridge’s) Ham and mushroom pie

8 portions. Maximum cost: £16 (or if you use ham from the butcher’s counter, significantly more, but this will make a difference) Skill level: Difficult (ish),  Total cooking time: 2 hours, 

John Torode Chicken Pie

(John Torode’s) Chicken, ham & leek pie(s)

4 portions.  Maximum cost: £16.20,  Skill level:  Medium (uses shop bought pastry),  Total cooking time: 1 hr 45 mins,